About Union Station
Union Station is a historic building in Northampton, Massachusetts that served as a train station from 1897 until 1987. The building, which is privately owned, was converted in 2013 into a 200-seat banquet facility, a sports bar, and a facility known as the Tunnel Bar that runs underneath the building.
Built at the close of the nineteenth century, the structure incorporates many features of the Richardsonian Romanesque architectural style. The buff brick masses of the station are trimmed with red Longmeadow brownstone and hooded by red tile roofs. Steep dormers protrude from the roofline. The interior once featured Italian marble floors, oak woodwork, and a large fireplace.
Northampton's Union Station was built in 1896-97 during a project to eliminate grade crossings through downtown Northampton. The station unified two separate stations, serving the Connecticut River mainline, the Central Massachusetts Railroad, the New Haven and Northampton Railroad, and the NH&N's Williamsburg Branch. The station opened on Sunday morning December 5, 1897 in time for the departure of the 9:25 a.m. train for Springfield.
More recently the Vermonter (Amtrak train running between NYC and St. Albans, VT) was rerouted to the line on December 29, 2014, stopping at Northampton. The Mass Central Rail Trail's Norwottuck segment is along the west side of the station and the New Haven to Northampton Canal Greenway also terminates at this location.
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